Originally Posted by fatbottom
Someone has reported screenburn on a Pioneer for 10 hour gaming sessions, with orbiter off. So the myth that new plasmas are impossible get screenburn isn't true. However if you use dynamic and play games for hours like that it's bound to happen. Orbiter won't stop a fixed area being burnt in either.
Noone said its impossible.
We are just saying it is not an issue unless you abuse the set.
I work 3rd shift which makes my sleeping hours very strange and crazy.
I have had 4 plasmas. (Phillips 50PFP5332D/37, 5080, 6020, 151)
I am constantly watching 4:3 content for hours on end. No uneven wear.
I watch tons of widescreen movies with black bars. No uneven wear.
I am a flat out COD4 junkie and play for 6-8 hours straight all the time. I still have not seen the first hint of IR (much less burn-in) on any of my Kuros from gaming. I saw IR on my phillips once from gaming for a very long time and it went away after watching 15-30 minutes of a movie.
I have fallen asleep on my recliner many times and woke up to the DVD/bluray menu sitting on the screen for hours at a time (I know this is stupid of me, but I work some crazy hours sometimes).
I still have not seen a hint of IR on any of the Kuros.
The phillips walmart plasma I had showed IR from this a few times but it went away after 15-30 minutes of watching a movie
The key thing for me has been that I broke in the every set properly.
I ran the break-in Disk when I wasn't watching the TV for the first 2 weeks.
With the Kuro's I played COD4 and watched 4:3/widescreen movies without worry, even during break-in. But I made absolute sure that the orbitor was turned on and left on at all times. The orbitor is crucial with burn-in prevention.
There are three things to do to keep yourself from having to worry about burn-in on a Kuro:
1. Break-in the set (with full-screen content or better yet the break-in disk/images) for at least 150-200hrs
2. Leave the orbitor on at all times. If you have a 9G Kuro just leave orbitor on mode 2 and forget about it.
3. Don't leave static images on your screen for Days at a time. This should be pretty easy to avoid.
thats about it.
This is what has worked for me. It might not work for everyone (who knows).
But I have not met a person yet that did those things and got burn-in on a Kuro.